PSE&G prepares for heavy rain and gale-force winds

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G is preparing for the approaching storm system that could bring heavy rain and gale-force winds. “Based on all the weather services’ forecasts, we are preparing for a busy day tomorrow. We’ll have additional personnel scheduled and on standby, with extra tree personnel and equipment at the ready,” John Latka, senior vice president […]

County to host annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 27. “Our senior citizens have led […]

ECPO offers summer internships for high school juniors

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 5 through Aug. 4 for students completing their […]

N.J. DHS seeks entries for annual teen media contest

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development has issued a call for entries to the 22nd annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which reinforces the department’s mission to celebrate family and instill an understanding of parental responsibility in teens. The statewide contest is open to all New Jersey […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Essex County presents 2017 budget proposal

NEWARK, NJ – On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2017 budget of $715.3 million. This budget is intended to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address challenges caused by ongoing national economic deficits. Layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory deadline […]

Sign up for senior men’s softball

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Older than 49? Or 59? Or 69? The North Jersey Senior Men’s Softball League has openings to fit many ages and playing levels for its New Jersey teams. Play on a weekday night, Tuesday morning or Saturday morning. For night teams, contact Tony Ciavatta at 973-520-8858 or janandtone@optimum.net; for Tuesday morning […]

First statewide civic tech competition in NJ

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey unveils Coding for Community, and New Jersey-wide civic tech competition — the first of its kind. “We’re pairing municipalities with technology professionals and students to develop real solutions for local sustainability and public engagement issues,” Lauren Skowronski, director for community engagement for Sustainable Jersey, said in a press release. Professional […]

N.J. constitutional amendment regarding environmental contamination settlements to head to ballot

TRENTON, NJ — By a vote of 56-18-3, the full N.J. Assembly approved a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Daniel Benson, Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano and Mila Jasey that would ask voters in New Jersey to amend the state constitution so that money collected from environmental contamination lawsuits is used […]